Vol. 111 - Issue 7, Thursday, February 12, 2009
Alveda E. Simonds
SCHUYLER LAKE - Alveda Esther Simonds, 90, formerly of state Highway No. 28, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 18, at Otsego Manor, Cooperstown. She had the comfort of her loving family at her side.
She was born June 4, 1918, in the town of Warren, daughter of the late Lorenzo and Ida Mae Dawley Sammons.
A lifelong resident of Schuyler Lake, she was educated in both Hyder and Richfield Springs Central Schools. Mrs. Simonds was married to William Simonds, who preceded her in death in January, 1979.
For 32 years, Mrs. Simonds worked as a sewing machine operator, the last 21 years for Duofold Company, retiring in June, 1980.
Mrs. Simonds had a true sense of community. She was a member of the Fly Creek Valley Grange No. 790 and the Exeter Historical Society.
She had a strong belief in God and was a member of the Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Simonds will always be remembered as a caring, loving and hopeful person, who always enjoyed doing for others. She will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her daughter, Shirley, and her husband, Roy, of Schuyler Lake; a son-in-law, Eugene Lincourt of Cooperstown; four grandchildren, Sandra Foster and her companion, Bruce Earls, of Sprout Brook, Randall Foster of Schuyler Lake, Leo Lincourt of Cherry Valley, Donald Lincourt of Schenevus; a cherished great-grandson, Jacob Lincourt; one niece, Joyce Mack of Tennessee; and her devoted canine, Lola.
Besides her parents; and husband, William; she was predeceased by a daughter, Lucille Lincourt; two brothers, Arnold and Lewis Sammons; and two sisters, Laney Sammons and Daryl Hall.
Funeral services were held at Seaton McGrath Funeral Home in Richfield Springs. Interment will take place later in the spring in Schuyler Lake Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Susquehanna ASPCA.